Lupe Fiasco had his set cut short at an inauguration party for President Obama’s second term, following what one journalist present described as a 30-minute extended performance of his 2011 single, “Words I Never Said,” in which he repeated the lines, “Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist./Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit./That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either./I’ma part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful.”
Video of the incident shows Fiasco performing the line in the mic, then cuts to him continuing the song once the microphone was cut off, and finally being removed from the stage. The organizers of the event, Hypervocal, have issued a statement saying:
Dance music’s favorite long-haired bass producer Bassnectar just dropped the title track from his latest album featuring Lupe Fiasco. “Vava Voom” is exactly what you’d expect from the pairing, with seething bass, crashing breakbeats, catchy analog melodies, a screwed vocal on the chorus Lupe dropping lyrics like “My horsepower match my IQ,” and, of course, a serious drop. Vava Voom comes out on April 10.
Tyler the Creator, frontman of L.A. hip-hop convoy OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), won’t admit to it but I’m sure he understands his audience to be predominantly white, suburban, indie-teens-in-training. Let’s try to keep that in mind here, now that there seems to be a somewhat recognizable consensus on Tyler the Creator’s second full-length album and first major label release, Goblin on XL Records. From where I’m standing it seems like folks are a bit dissatisfied. Granted there hasn’t been too many local hip-hop acts with this kind of trajectory since the astronomical rise of Lupe Fiasco, the quizzical introduction of Wiz Khalifa and others, this record leaves a lot to be desired. The album is choppy, draining, and quite lengthy. Some of the standout tracks (“Yonkers” and “Sandwitches”) on the record feel somewhat superfluous since they’ve …
SWEETGREEN (www.sweetgreen.com), known for its network of sustainable eateries throughout the northeast, has announced the lineup for its annual Sweetlife Festival, featuring The Strokes as headliner, plus Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Crystal Castles, Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Theophilus London,Walk the Moon, US Royalty and Modern Man. The festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 1st at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD from 1pm to 11pm. Visit www.Sweetlifefestival.com now for tickets!
SWEETLIFE FESTIVAL is an annual celebration of music, wholesome food, and thoughtful living, hosted by sweetgreen and located directly between Washington DC and Baltimore where fans of music and sustainability can experience the forefront of both cultural movements in one interactive environment. As an extension of the brand’s commitment to sourcing seasonal, local …